Photo by Joeri Thiry
Composer, artist and curator Aki Onda was born in Japan and currently resides in New York. Onda is particularly known for Cassette Memories – a collection of compositions, performances and visual artworks created from a “sound diary” of field recordings saved on portable cassette recorders over the last three decades. He has collaborated with a number of filmmakers, visual artists, musicians and choreographers, such as Ken Jacobs, Michael Snow, Paul Clipson, Raha Raissnia, Takashi Makino, Annea Lockwood, Loren Connors, Alan Licht, David Toop, Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki, Nao Nishihara and Takao Kawaguchi. His works have been presented at major international festivals and institutions, including The Kitchen, MoMA, MoMA PS1, REDCAT, Time-Based Art Festival, Images Festival, documenta 14, Louvre Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Cartier Foundation, Présences Électronique Festival, Argos, Bozar, Institute of Contemporary Arts, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Nam June Paik Art Centre and Sound Live Tokyo.